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Voter Education Program - The Filibuster: Protection For VS Tyranny By the Minority

Saturday, October 16, 2021, 10:00 AM until 11:30 AM
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Event Contact(s):
Kathleen S Aros
(520) 743-9332 (p)
Voter Education Program
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The word “filibuster” derives from a Dutch word that means “pirate.”  Long ago, the phrase “go to filibustering” referred to the act of seizing control of other ships.  In its modern context, a filibuster is used as a means for senators to seize control of a bill they want to oppose, ideally with support of their constituents. Join us for this critical discussion of the pros and cons of the Filibuster.

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Our panelists:

For more than 30 years Charly Carter has been an effective force for change in Maryland and a fierce advocate for working families and communities of color across the nation. As Executive Director of Maryland Working Families, she was a leader in the fight to end wage discrimination, raise the minimum wage, give paid sick leave to 700,000 workers and expand childcare to thousands of low-income families. As part of ACLU of Maryland, she led the campaign to win a record $1.2 billion to build 21st Century Schools for Baltimore’s school children. In 2014 she launched the New Leader Boot Camp, a ground-breaking program that trains newly elected legislators to work collaboratively as progressive caucuses.


Barbara Norrander has been a professor at the University of Arizona since 1990, with a Ph.D. from Ohio State University (1982). Her teaching and research focus on American politics with specializations in elections, public opinion and political parties. She is the author of The Imperfect Primary: Oddities, Biases, and Strengths of U.S. Presidential Nomination Politics, 3rd edition (Routledge, 2020).  Recent articles include “Change, Continuity and Partisan Sorting on Moral Issues,” coauthored with Joshua Ridenour and Elizabeth Schmitt, The Forum (2019) and "Open Versus Closed Primaries and the Ideological Composition of Presidential Primary Electorates," coauthored with Jay Wendland, Electoral Studies (2016). 

The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages the informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

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